Tapir

Tapir
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Mammal
Family
  Tapir

 
Status
  Varies by species.
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Tue Oct 14 19:54:31 2014
Image Credit
  JindoJeff
Image Comment
  Photo of South American (Brazliian) Tapir in water.
Image From
  Brookfield Zoo
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Tapir Facts & Trivia for kids

  • There are five existing species of Tapir.
  • A Tapir is somewhat similar to a pig in shape but has a prehensile snout.
  • Average Tapirs are about 7 feet in length.
  • Tapirs can grab things like plants and leaves with their snout.
  • The Tapir is one of the heaviest land animals.
  • Tapir's are considered living fossils and have changed little over the last 35 million years.
  • Tapirs usually live in forested areas in areas near fresh water.
  • Tapirs have a good sense of smell which aids them in finding food and smelling danger.
  • Tapirs have erect ears and good hearing.
  • Tapirs are great swimmers.

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